BARRY WARD

Mr PEARSON (Essendon)- Earlier this year my uncle Barry Ward celebrated the grand milestone of his 80th birthday. Unfortunately due to the coronavirus pandemic we were not able to come together and celebrate in person; however, I do want to acknowledge Barry’s contribution to his community and to the Australian Labor Party. Barry married my aunty Glenys, and together they raised four children in the wonderful community of Ballarat. Barry has made a lifelong contribution to our party and the Ballarat community over many decades. Be it at the local ALP branch or his beloved lawn bowls club, Barry has always put in. On behalf of our party, Barry, I just want to thank you so much for everything you have done. Our party and Ballarat are both better off as a consequence of your endeavours and spirit. Happy 80th birthday. I look forward to seeing you soon to celebrate.